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How to Incorporate Sustainable Self-Care Into Your Life With Julie Burton! by Donna John

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How to Incorporate Sustainable Self-Care Into Your Life With Julie Burton!

So often we hear about the importance of self-care, but just as often we, as busy women with careers and the demands of running a family, push it to the back burner and neglect ourselves. This week we were thrilled to welcome #30Seconds contributor Julie Burton as our Twitter chat guest. Julie, the author of "The Self-Care Solution: A Modern Mother’s Must-Have Guide to Health and Well-Being," will shared her thoughts on self-care and how we can modify our mindset and behavior to successfully incorporate self-care into our busy lives! Take some time for yourself and read on for her self-care tips!

Q: How do you define self-care?

Self-care is a value based on the following beliefs: I am worthy of caring for myself; my needs are important.Self-care sometimes meaning saying “yes” to you and “no” to others, and being OK with “disappointing” them. Self-care is an ongoing practice. Some days are better than others. But stay positive and never give up on yourself

Q: What are some ways for moms to practice self-care?

Self-care is doing something that feels good and brings you joy: a bubble bath, manicure or a taking a painting class. Self-care can be calling a good friend (or better yet seeing her in person) after a tough day with the kids. Self-care is getting up 15 minutes before the kids to take a brisk walk, practice yoga or drink your coffee in peace.

Q: How can moms manage the feelings of guilt when they take time away from their families to care for themselves?

Remind yourself and your family that you will be a happier and healthier mom if you take care of yourself.You may feel some guilt when leaving a crying child. Remember that it is OK to sometimes choose you. It’s unlikely that you’ll have the time and space for self-care so sometimes you’ll need to “fight” for yourself.

Q: What are some good self-care mantras?

  • I am worthy of taking good care of myself every day.
  • Today I will honor my physical, mental and emotional needs as best I can.
  • I deserve to seek happiness and fulfillment in my life as a mom.
  • I will treat my body, mind and spirit with love, care and compassion.

Q: What are the most essential tools to sustainable self-care for moms?

  • Set boundaries. Be clear about what your needs are and how you are going to meet them.
  • Ask for help. Enlist help from family members who become part of your self-care plan.
  • Show yourself the love and compassion that you show your children.

Q: Why is my self-care important for my whole family?

You are a model to your children. They learn about taking care of themselves by watching you. Your happiness and well-being effects your partner and your children. Lead with love. The relationship you have with yourself sets the tone for every relationship in your life.

Be sure to follow  @julieBburton, visit JulieBBurton.comlike her on Facebook and check out her 30Seconds page!

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Kim Kusiciel
This sounds fabulous!! I can't wait for this chat. XOXO
Elisa Schmitz
We all need more self-care, and Julie Burton is the expert here. Thank you, chica. Can't wait to chat with you! xoxo
Nicole DeAvilla
We all could use some more self-care. I am realizing more and more that I need to model self-care for my daughter and son as much as I need it for myself. I am looking forward to the chat Julie Burton !
Meredith Schneider
Such an important topic for all of us Julie Burton !Perfect timing while trying to make an appointment to get my hair done. Way overdue last appointment was in the fall. : ( So need tonight's chat.

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